The Majors are exciting because they are on golfing biggest stages and brings in both the hardcore and casual fans. We feel this new format starting as an exhibition in October, could be the new way people watch and bet on golf.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama are set to square off in a globally-televised skins game, the first in a series of annual competitions staged by GOLFTV. “The Challenge: Japan Skins” will take place Oct. 21 ahead of the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Chiba, Japan.
The exhibition will partially mimic the “The Skins Game,” the PGA Tour’s unofficial offseason event that ran until 2008. Along with the skins format, a number of holes will include challenges with additional monetary value that support charity partners and add unconventional twists to the event. Details of these challenges will be revealed during the live broadcast.